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2012-08-08 10:22:28

LONDON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "I only heard of Marvin's death this morning whilst I was on holiday. I am still reeling. I saw him but six months ago. Although I knew Marvin before, I became a friend through a USA TV chat show when he was at the height of his Chorus Line, witty performing fame. No one knew who I was. Marvin went to the piano, played some of my melodies and said to the studio audience, 'This is who Andrew is.' No one other than a brilliant talent and a supremely...

2009-07-04 12:13:03

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says stage stars Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess should enjoy success in London and New York productions of Love Never Dies. Playbill reported Saturday that Karimloo, a noted stage actor in London's West End, and Boggess, known best for playing the lead in stage productions of The Little Mermaid, will play the leads in Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. I personally feel that what will now happen is that Sierra and Ramin will open in London early...

2008-09-12 21:00:18

Together with Tim Rice, the man who always looks like he needs a good night's sleep, he has been responsible for a glut of hits, if not necessarily hard-hitting musicals. Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat aren't exactly up there with Look Back in Anger and The Crucible when it comes to unnerving the establishment, but according to Lord Webber, neither would have been made today due to the political correctness which has invaded its way into the...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

A RARELY performed musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice could be set for the Edinburgh stage. Written by the award-winning duo in 1965, The Likes of Us has only been performed twice. Now the composers are teaming up with the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group to launch a search for local actors to take the musical on a tour of amateur stages around the country. Lloyd Webber said: "I am absolutely thrilled that...

2006-06-30 14:13:00

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's foundation will sell a Picasso portrait that is expected to fetch over $40 million at auction, with the proceeds being donated to charity, Christie's said on Friday. The 1903 work from the artist's Blue Period, "Angel Fernandez de Soto," will be sold at Christie's fall auction of Impressionist and modern art on November 8. The haunting portrait of Picasso's close friend, who he met in 1899 in Barcelona and...

2006-05-12 06:13:34

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Julie Andrews wannabes queued on Friday to audition for a reality TV show with a new twist -- the winner gets the lead role in a new Andrew Lloyd Webber stage production of "The Sound of Music." The hopefuls came in all shapes, sizes and ages, limbering up with impromptu choruses of "Edelweiss" before trying to convince the judges they would make the perfect young nun. A BBC spokeswoman for the "How Do I Solve A Problem Like Maria?" show said more...

2006-01-31 08:53:38

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Evita came full circle on Tuesday with Andrew Lloyd Webber reviving the Seventies musical in London with Argentine star Elena Roger in the lead role. Roger, a fan of Madonna in the film version, was born in 1974, the year when Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice started work on what was to become one of their most successful musicals. Roger, who has appeared back home in Buenos Aires productions of "Saturday Night Fever" and "Les Miserables,"...

2006-01-10 01:59:31

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Phantom of the Opera" became the longest-running show in Broadway history on Monday night with a gala 7,486th performance of the hit musical, which included appearances by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and the original phantom, Michael Crawford. The British composer, who saw his creation break the previous Broadway record set by another of his shows, "Cats," said he was "totally overwhelmed" after the curtain call and an extended standing ovation...

2006-01-09 18:30:38

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Phantom of the Opera" on Monday becomes the most successful show ever on Broadway with its 7,486th performance over nearly 18 years, but composer Andrew Lloyd Webber insists he has no formula for success. "If I knew, I would go out and write another," said Briton Lloyd Webber, who held the previous record for the longest-running show ever on the Great White Way with "Cats." "Phantom" will celebrate its primacy with a ceremony after the curtain...

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2005-01-21 08:41:51

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Phantom of the Opera" required a makeover for his close-up. In its journey from stage to screen, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical underwent some tailoring to mend the holes in the gothic love story. For the nearly 80 million theatergoers around the world who have seen it since it debuted in 1986, here are some new things you'll see in the film: THE CHANDELIER: In the play, the Phantom sends the opera house's massive chandelier crashing to the stage right before the...